Jennie Fisher

1898–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Jennie

When Jennie Fisher was born in 1898, in Ontario, Canada, her father, James Fisher, was 41 and her mother, Barbara McMillan, was 38. She lived in Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1901.

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Family Time Line

James Fisher
1857–
Barbara McMillan
1860–1935
William Fisher
1882–
Catherine Fisher
1883–1976
Rosana Fisher
1886–
Annie Fisher
1889–
Robert Fisher
1891–
Harold Fisher
1895–1908
Jane Fisher
1897–
Jennie Fisher
1898–
Marion Fisher
1900–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    William Fisher

    Male1882–Male

    Female1883–1976Female

    Rosana Fisher

    Female1886–Female

    Annie Fisher

    Female1889–Female

    Robert Fisher

    Male1891–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 8

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 36

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1982

Age 84

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Jennie Fisher in household of James Fisher, "Canada Census, 1901"

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